By: Caryn Collins
, 8th grade ELA
Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Amigos, the Amigos eighth grade (and a few of their fortunate teachers), will attend a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
. The stars must have aligned, as The Actor’s Shakespeare Project (ASP) is presenting the Shakespearian comedy just as our students are scheduled to be concluding their study of the text. Students are not only working through in-class readings of the text, but are also analyzing the play for universal themes of control and power. This is in keeping with the ASP’s mission, dedication to working in and with the community through Shakespeare’s text. According to their website http://bit.ly/2mCNSpw “Actors’ Shakespeare Project believes Shakespeare’s words are urgently relevant to our times...These projects inspire civic dialogue, build relationships between people, strengthen communities, and reveal something about what it means to be human here and now.” On May 18, students will journey over to the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge, and prepare to not only be whisked away to a world of fairies and misguided romance, but also to engage in the essentially human dialogue this play engenders.
Stay tuned for some “Midsummer” scenes as part of a larger eighth grade theater performance in early June.